apache, ftp etc users

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Dec 20 11:24:38 PST 2000

On December 20, 2000 11:59 am, you wrote:
> hello out there,
> I've successfully build my first LFS ;-) Now I try to continue with apache,
> wu-ftp and stuff like that... But if I try to install those progs / run
> them, I get error-msgs telling me that some users couldn't be found. That's
> OK, I didn't create them. But if I do so, what rights, groups must they
> belong to? For example I need 'bin', 'nouser', 'nogroup' (it's a group, OK,
> but same prob.), 'nobody' and 'whateveryoucanimagine'.

A safe way is to add them but not give those users means to login to the 
system. A command like this will do just fine:

groupadd groupname
useradd -g groupname -s /bin/false username

examples could be:
groupadd nogroup
useradd -g nogroup -s /bin/false nobody
groupadd bin
useradd -g bin -s /bin/false bin

Gerard Beekmans

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